The WorldTalk Undergraduate Research Symposium is the culmination of the Honors Humanities 2010-2011 event schedule. This year, we have challenged each other to explore the human condition in a time when lives have become newly globalized—asking especially how, at such a moment, we define and defend our
rights and those of people everywhere. The symposium shifts our focus to the emerging scholarship and creative applications of undergraduate students from the University of Maryland and the surrounding D.C./Baltimore metro regions.
Friday April 29, 0117 Tydings Hall
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY GLENN GREENWALD (4 pm)
Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer and currently a Contributing Writer at Salon.com. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books. In 2009, Greenwald received the first annual Izzy Award for excellence in independent journalism from the Park Center for media; in 2010, he won the Online Journalism Award for excellence in Online Commentary from the Online News Association and the University of Miami’s School of Communication; and in 2011, he was named a Finalist for the Excellence in Political Blogging Award for the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. Greenwald has been named the 22nd most influential political commentator in America by The Atlantic and one of the 25 most influential liberals in the American media by Forbes.
STUDENT ROUNDTABLE (5:30)
What are 'human rights in the global age'?
(moderated by Jiva Mansuke of Amnesty International)
The 2010-2011 theme for the University of Maryland's Honors Humanities program has been "human rights and the global age." Of course, the phrase "human rights" is given a lot of lip service, but what constitutes our understanding of it? Have our notions of human rights changed in the twenty-first century? How? Most importantly, what are our obligations as students and citizens to human rights work? This roundtable discussion invites students from across the university to probe these questions and exchange ideas on the state of human rights today.
Sunday May 1, 9:30 - 4:30
Anne Arundel and Tawes Halls